DAC Collection Artist Information
French painter and draftsman
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Géricault grew up with Napoleon's triumphs and reached maturity at the time of the empire's decline, dying after only 12 working years in the troubled early period of the Restoration. He was frequently ill, probably with tuberculosis. He also suffered several riding accidents and seemed self-destructive in terms of endangering his health and making unwise financial speculations and expenditures. When he died, he was known to the public only by the three paintings he had exhibited at the Salon in Paris. He had also been active in London. He left behind 200 paintings and 1600 other works that made him famous posthumously and were influential to later artists. His style is characterized by an attempt to depict contemporary events in a grand scale and emotional tone, using influences of both the Romantic and the Neo-classical styles to create an individual style of his own.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115562.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Théodore Géricault:
|Théodore Géricault||English Jockey (Jockey anglais), 1820||Pen lithograph on printed from a "cardboard stone"|
|Théodore Géricault||Coach Horse, Ridden by a Coachman, 1820||Pen lithograph (printed from a lithographic "cardboard stone") on J. Whatman paper|
|Théodore Géricault||Three Boys Playing with an Ass, 1820||Lithograph printed from a lithographic "cardboard stone"|
|Théodore Géricault||A Party of Life Guards, 1821||Lithograph|
|Théodore Géricault||March in the Desert (Marche dans le Désert), ca. 1822||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Théodore Géricault||The St. Bernard Pass (Passage du Mont. St. Bernard), 1822||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Théodore Géricault||Wagoners Driving up a Hill, 1823||Lithograph on white wove paper|
|Théodore Géricault||The Flemish Blacksmith (Le Maréchal Flamand), 1822||Lithograph|
|Théodore Géricault||The Church of St. Nicolas, Rouen, 1823||Lithograph mounted down on white wove paper|
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